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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Mary Jones reports on a trip to Turkey.

Joan Rodker introduces the series showing how to model in clay.

Building a Wardrobe
Meriel Millen advises Janet Turner on shoes, coats, and wool dresses.

Kelty MacLeod sings to her own accompaniment on the Celtic harp.
(Kelty MacLeod is appearing in 'Toad of Toad Hall' at the Princes Theatre, London)


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Reporter (Travel): Mary Jones
Item presenter (Modelling): Joan Rodker
Item presenter (Building a Wardrobe): Meriel Millen
Guest (Building a Wardrobe): Janet Turner
Singer/harpist (Music): Kelty MacLeod
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music and settings: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Music and Macaroni: 3: At the Hotel Splendide

A serial in six parts by Eileen Blackburn based on the story by Louisa M. Alcott.
Adapted and produced by Pamela Brown.

The action of this episode takes place in 1850 in Nice.
(Walter Horsbrugh is appearing in "Witness for the Prosecution" at the Winter Garden Theatre, London)
(to 17.30)


Author: Eileen Blackburn
Based on the story by: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted by/Producer: Pamela Brown
Designer: Gordon Roland
Tino: Gwyn James
Mario d'Algero: Harold Kasket
Luigi: Leo Lenow
Count Alborghetti: Walter Horsbrugh
Countess Alborghetti: Margaret Gordon
Count's son: David Bough
Count's daughter: Susannah Clay
Count's little girl: Valerie Smith
Anna: Cecilia Eddy
Lucy: Christine Thomas
Waiter: Peter Macarte

: Tynnu Llun

John Elwyn, yr arlunydd Cymreig, yn disgrifio sut y mae ef yn mynd o gwmpas y gwaith o dynnu Hun pen ac ysgwyddau mewn du a gwyn
Y cyfarwyddo gan Elwyn Evans
Y telediad dan ofal David J. Thomas
(A Welsh artist talks about drawing)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 19.15)


Unknown: John Elwyn
Unknown: Elwyn Evans
Unknown: David J. Thomas

: Find the Link

with Peter Martyn in the chair and Josephine Douglas, Moira Lister, Kenneth Horne
Peter Noble finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Peter Martyn
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Moira Lister
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Peter Noble
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: Hunt Royal

See top of page
A comedy of Very High Life by Helena Wood.

At 8.15
The action takes place in Paris in the years 1514 and 1515.
The monarchs of medieval Europe possessed no more valuable exportable assets than their young female relatives, the pretty little princesses whose fair hands were bartered in marriages of convenience to suit the diplomacy of their sovereigns. Mary Tudor, for example, sister of England's Henry VIII, was but eighteen when her brother despatched her across the Channel to marry the elderly and ailing Louis XII who had it in mind that she should bear him a son to displace his son-in-law and cousin, Francis, Duke of Angouleme, as heir to the throne. Helena Wood tells her story in a romantic play touched by high and ironic comedy. It is, a story complicated not only by the intrigues of Francis, who resolved to thwart the king by making a bid for Mary's affections, but by the fact that before sailing for France she had displayed a family weakness and incautiously permitted herself the luxury of falling in love.
(Kenneth A. Hurren)


Writer: Helena Wood
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Roy Oxley
Louis XII, King of France: Harcourt Williams
The Duke of Angouleme, later Francis I: Alan Wheatley
Louise of Savoy, his mother: Olga Lindo
Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII: Jane Wenham
Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk: Donald Houston
Anne Boleyn, lady-in-waiting to Mary: Sylvia Bidmead
Court Officer: Christopher Hodge

: Zoo Quest: Part 6

The last programme about the recent expedition to the forests of West Africa in search of rare birds and animals, described by Jack Lester of the London Zoo, and David Attenborough.


Narrator: Jack Lester
Narrator/producer: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Robert Verrall

: Is Jazz Music?

A programme about one of the controversial aspects of modern entertainment.
Berkeley Smith asks the questions and Denis Preston provides the answers with the assistance of Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Duke Diamond and The All Stars: George Chisholm, Harry Klein, Eric Delaney, Bruce Turner, Jack Fallon, Cedric West, Mike McKenzie
From the Ballroom of the Streatham Ice Rink, London
See page 15


Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Critic: Denis Preston
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Singer: Duke Diamond
Trombonist (The All Stars): George Chisholm
Saxophonist (The All Stars): Harry Klein
Drummer (The All Stars): Eric Delaney
Saxophonist (The All Stars): Bruce Turner
Bassist (The All Stars): Jack Fallon
Guitarist (The All Stars): Cedric West
Pianist (The All Stars): Mike McKenzie
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: News

(sound only)
(All transmitters except Kirk O'Shotts, Glencairn, Redmoss)

Burns Night
Tam O' Shanter by Robert Burns
Read by Harold Wightman
(Kirk O'Shotts, Glencairn and Redmoss only)


Author (Burns Night: Tam O' Shanter): Robert Burns
Reader (Burns Night: Tam O' Shanter): Harold Wightman
Drawings devised and executed by (Burns Night: Tam O' Shanter): Elizabeth Odling
Drawings devised and executed by (Burns Night: Tam O' Shanter): Edward Odling
Producer (Burns Night): Noble Wilson

: News

(sound only)
(Kirk O'Shotts, Glencairn and Redmoss only)

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